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Warriors win big at FBLA state competition

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At the FBLA States event there were many assembly events that took place.

During the last couple of days of spring break, Warriors may have been relaxing at the beach or starting the homework they procrastinated, but some Warriors spent those days in Orlando for the 2023-2024 FBLA States competition. This event took place from March 15 – March 18 and was filled with many activities. At the convention, FBLA students could give their own presentation, take their objective test, or give any other form of competition. Kayla Dudinsky, a Warrior in FBLA who attended the trip, earned first place in her competition, Human Resource Management. Kayla said, “I took an objective test about HR, like the laws and procedures you should know as a manager”. In most events students that placed top four were qualified for nationals, and Kayla said, “Yes, I plan to go to nationals. I’m going to review my test and answers.” Many Warriors express that they are very proud of her for winning states and excited for her at nationals.

When students weren’t doing their competitive events, they had the ability to watch others perform in different categories, go to workshops, or see officers’ conventions. The trip wasn’t all work; there was also some play. Saturday night there was a volleyball game that got pretty competitive between teams. Although Osceola didn’t win the game, many that participated said that they had a good time. Students were able to spend time with their friends during this trip whether it was going out to lunch, exploring what the hotel had to offer, rooming with them, or other activities. Schools from all over Florida stayed in the hotel so students were also able to see friends they may usually not be able to see during the week.

During a conference on Sunday morning, Alex Sheen, founder of the nonprofit organization, “Because I said I Would”, came to speak in front of the crowd. His story and speech brought many to tears, but also laughter. Alex Sheen talked about the background of the organization he created to help others and what it means to him. At the end of his speech, Alex Sheen gave out 10 free promise cards, which are crucial parts of his organization, to those in the audience.

Lola Shumow said, “Based on the performance of my peers at FBLA States, I am increasingly interested in joining FBLA.”